Mount Saint Mary's University

Contact Information

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Address
Charles Willard Coe Memorial Library 12001 Chalon Road Los Angeles, CA 90049
Hours
By appointment
Contact
Victoria McCargar
University Archivist
(310) 954-4377
vmccargar@msmu.edu
Alternate Contact
Luz Sandoval
Website

34.0846267, -118.4824542

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
No
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
No
Catalog System
Cuadra STAR for Archives collection management system, spreadsheet inventories.
Repository
Yes
Access procedures

Contact university archivist, (310) 954-4377

Management

Archive / Collection information

Mount Saint Mary's University was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1925 as the first Catholic women's college west of the Mississippi. It comprises two historic sites, the Chalon Campus high above Brentwood (1930), and the Doheny Campus, which occupies the former estate of Edward and Estelle Doheny, including the Doheny Mansion at 8 Chester Place (1899). The Mount's renowned nursing program, established in 1948, offered California's first four-year baccalaureate degree in nursing.  Notable collections document the Doheny family and the history of  Chester Place; outreach to Cuban refugees in the 1960s and other efforts promoting equity and diversity; and the charism of the Carondelet nuns in education and social justice.

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